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Fabrics: Laconia Air by James Dunlop & Panay by WarwickClient: Amy McLennan Make-Up Studio, Wellington

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Your design, our expertise

Welcome to McKenzie House!

An online sewing and design studio offering you a making service for curtains, blinds and other home furnishings.

A place where you can create and order quality custom-made furnishings in your own space and time. 

 Furnishings that you enjoy living with every day because they suit your home, your personality and your lifestyle.

Furnishings that place a strong emphasis on natural, biodegradable and sustainable materials.

Designed by you and expertly made by us.

Custom-made furnishings


Roman Blinds

Curtain Holdbacks


Tracks & Rods

About me...

Hi! I'm Pip Karl and I started McKenzie House in 2012 to offer excellent quality, NZ made interior furnishings online.

I am an independent furnishings specialist and interior stylist. After more than 20 years as a designer, specifier and maker in the interiors industry I have the knowledge, expertise and industry connections to be able to help you create the furnishings you really want.

I love supporting the amazing skill and expertise that we have here in Aotearoa NZ so I only use local workrooms and manufacturers. My team of talented makers and I are ready to turn your ideas into reality. 

I look forward to working with you!   

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How Does It Work?

You design and measure it. We make it.

The Custom Made Design Space guides you from start to finish through the measure, design and purchase of your new, beautifully made curtains, blinds and other furnishings.

You can get a quote for just one item or furnishings for an entire project.

Delivery available anywhere in NZ.

Just want to buy fabric?

You don't need to have anything made by us. 

McKenzie House has an extensive selection of fabrics available to purchase via this website. The fabric will be sent directly to you.

Simply buy from the fabric shop or browse through the websites of my suppliers and email me to place an order.

If you need help working out how much fabric you need, email me - I'm happy to work it out for you.

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Featured fabric brands

Orla Kiely


Maurice Kain


James Dunlop



Charles Parsons

Loving the sheer look?

It suits our casual Kiwi lifestyle and can be used in modern or traditional homes alike.

Particularly suited to homes with large windows and doors, the light, easy look of sheer curtains has become even more popular in recent years. 

Sheer curtains can be used in a variety of ways - to add softness and daytime privacy over blockout roller blinds, on a double track with a separate lining behind - or simply on their own.

Sheer fabrics come in a vast array of textures, shades and patterns. If you like this look browse through the options below.

Love linen?

So do I! 

One of the most environmentally-friendly fabrics available, linen is simply stunning.

Available in a huge range of colours and designs, there is a linen to suit every situation.

Browse through the linens in the shop to find the perfect one for your project.

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Looking for children's fabrics?

Many of the customers I've worked with over the years have been either setting up a nursery for the arrival of their new baby or redecorating a room for an older child.  

Whether you're looking for a fabric for your newborn or your ten year old, you'll find plenty of options in the McKenzie House fabric shop.

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